We begin: The Constitution of the United States of America was ratified by all 13 of the original states by 1790.
We add color: The 15th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified February 3rd 1870, prohibits federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
We add sex: The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified August 18th 1920, prohibits any United States citizen from being denied the right to vote on the basis of sex.
We mix it up: On November 8th, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States. As a Roman Catholic, he was the first non-Protestant to be elected president.
We break barriers: On November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. He was the first African American and the first person of color to be elected president.
We smash the glass ceiling: Hillary Rodham Clinton is on the November 8th, 2016 ballot for President of the United States of America, the first woman to be nominated by one of the major political parties.
Please exercise your constitutional right to vote, and make it to the polls on November 8th. In anticipation of a large voter turnout, I’ll be taking a book to read while I wait to cast my ballot. #ImWithHer